Describe feudalism and manorialism. According to the dictionary feudalism is “the dominant social system in medieval Europe, in which the nobility held lands from the Crown in exchange for military service, and vassals were in turn tenants of the nobles, while the peasants (villeins or serfs) were obliged to live on their lord’s land and give him homage, labor, and a share of the produce, notionally in exchange for military protection.” Basically this means that people could live on some ones land and work for him to provide him with supply’s. In return the people got military protection because this was the time of Barbarian and Viking invasion. 

According to Britannica “manorialism, also called manorial system, seignorialism, or seignorial system, political, economic, and social system by which the peasants of medieval Europe were rendered dependent on their land and on their lord.” This is basically how ownership worked at this time. 

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